Almond Milk

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    Dec 21, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    Found a good priced carton of Almond milk today and thought i would try it for the first time and im impressed with it, i like it a lot.

    Anyone any advice or info on it ?

    EDIT: http://thescienceofeating.com/proteins/benefits-of-almond-milk/
  • FuerteC

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    Dec 21, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
    englishdude saidFound a good priced carton of Almond milk today and thought i would try it for the first time and im impressed with it, i like it a lot.

    Anyone any advice or info on it ?


    It isnt bad. I expect if you want to increase muscle mass you mainly use cows milk that is pasteurised. How about trying hazelnut milk or other types of milk? How often do you consume the fluid?
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    Dec 21, 2014 3:57 PM GMT
    I like almond milk, but I like Coconut milk better. both are really healthy for you!
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:13 PM GMT
    I prefer almond milk best. I have never really liked either cocnut, rice, or soy milk. So almond it is. I try to cut back on the sugar by going for unsweetened. Works well in whey protein shakes. My preferred flavor is vanilla.
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    I heard or read somewhere that coconut has a lot of fat in it. Also Hazelnut milk sounds very tasty.
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    goto an asian market
    the milk options are a lot different. there is a mint green flavor.

    we usually buy
    Silk brand soy milk, the "unsweetened" or "Plane".
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    I've heard good things. I would say evaluate the positves of drinking it... price and where you can get it the most reasonable and it works for you. I like some of what has been said above, exploring alternatives can be awesome for sure
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    pellaz saidgoto an asian market
    the milk options are a lot different. there is a mint green flavor.

    we usually buy
    Silk brand soy milk, the "unsweetened" or "Plane".
    Mint sounds very nice too.
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI've heard good things. I would say evaluate the positves of drinking it... price and where you can get it the most reasonable and it works for you. I like some of what has been said above, exploring alternatives can be awesome for sure
    I have really only very heard that it is just drank by people who work out and i have found a litre carton priced at 69p roughly $1
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    I've been drinking almond milk for over a year now. I dropped cow's milk because of my high cholesterol level, and I was becoming increasingly lactose intolerant, a trait with the men in my family. It also claims to have more calcium than regular milk, an item my diet apparently lacks.

    It tastes OK for my purposes, like with breakfast cereal, in my tea, sometimes a glass at dinner. Since finding that brand is difficult when we're traveling away from home, I take along a version in smaller containers that don't require refrigerating in the car until they're opened. And they fit well when the hotel fridge is just a small under-counter size.

    Also, in our area regular milk prices have gone sky high. So that the almond milk can be cheaper, even more so when they're on sale, and we stock up. Because it keeps in the refrigerator longer than regular milk.
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    Almond milk is great, just some of the drawbacks are that it isn't as high in protein, and has more sugar. But i'm sure it's much better then regular milk with all the additives and hormones.

    I've heard soy milk isn't good for men as it increases estrogen levels, so i'd try to stay away from that being a dude... icon_lol.gif

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/milk-does-a-body-good-which-kind-should-you-drink.html
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    7michald saidAlmond milk is great, just some of the drawbacks are that it isn't as high in protein, and has more sugar. But i'm sure it's much better then regular milk with all the additives and hormones.

    I've heard soy milk isn't good for men as it increases estrogen levels, so i'd try to stay away from that being a dude... icon_lol.gif

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/milk-does-a-body-good-which-kind-should-you-drink.html
    Cheers for that dude and lol Soya tends to make me feel sick looking at it icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    englishdude said
    7michald saidAlmond milk is great, just some of the drawbacks are that it isn't as high in protein, and has more sugar. But i'm sure it's much better then regular milk with all the additives and hormones.

    I've heard soy milk isn't good for men as it increases estrogen levels, so i'd try to stay away from that being a dude... icon_lol.gif

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/milk-does-a-body-good-which-kind-should-you-drink.html
    Cheers for that dude and lol Soya tends to make me feel sick looking at it icon_lol.gif


    haha no problem. I've stopped drinking regular milk since all the hormones in it make my acne worse. I have yet to try Almond milk but I will soon here and I've heard it's sweet so that's no issue for me! haha icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    englishdude saidI heard or read somewhere that coconut has a lot of fat in it. Also Hazelnut milk sounds very tasty.


    The fat in coconut products is a healthy one. Most BodyBuilders use coconutt oil for cooking. Coconut water in an excellent source of electrolytes without the added sugars of something like Gatorade.

    The oil has to be heated first- it is a solid at room temp.

    It is also used as a natural,tooth whitener and oral antiseptic.

    It may cost more depending on where You live but is worth it.

    I am also a HUGE fan of almond milk.
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    Dec 21, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    7michald said
    englishdude said
    7michald saidAlmond milk is great, just some of the drawbacks are that it isn't as high in protein, and has more sugar. But i'm sure it's much better then regular milk with all the additives and hormones.

    I've heard soy milk isn't good for men as it increases estrogen levels, so i'd try to stay away from that being a dude... icon_lol.gif

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/milk-does-a-body-good-which-kind-should-you-drink.html
    Cheers for that dude and lol Soya tends to make me feel sick looking at it icon_lol.gif


    haha no problem. I've stopped drinking regular milk since all the hormones in it make my acne worse. I have yet to try Almond milk but I will soon here and I've heard it's sweet so that's no issue for me! haha icon_biggrin.gif
    It is very nice to the taste and yep sweet indeed icon_smile.gif lol maybe its dairy making my acne worse ????
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    Dec 21, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    Cash said
    englishdude saidI heard or read somewhere that coconut has a lot of fat in it. Also Hazelnut milk sounds very tasty.


    The fat in coconut products is a healthy one. Most BodyBuilders use coconutt oil for cooking. Coconut water in an excellent source of electrolytes without the added sugars of something like Gatorade.

    The oil has to be heated first- it is a solid at room temp.

    It is also used as a natural,tooth whitener and oral antiseptic.

    It may cost more depending on where You live but is worth it.

    I am also a HUGE fan of almond milk.


    Coconut water is very very nice i do like that icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2014 6:23 PM GMT
    7michald said
    haha no problem. I've stopped drinking regular milk since all the hormones in it make my acne worse. I have yet to try Almond milk but I will soon here and I've heard it's sweet so that's no issue for me! haha icon_biggrin.gif

    Our Almond Breeze brand is the original sweetened. It's 60 calories per cup (240mL). I wouldn't call it actually sweet tasting.

    There's an unsweetened version I haven't tried at 40 calories. There's also a vanilla, that I don't like. My husband sometimes likes a vanilla taste, so we get the plain original that we can both drink, and he adds a spoon of vanilla syrup in his glass as he wants.

    Some of these almond milk brands also have a chocolate version. But again, you can always just add your own syrup.
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    Dec 21, 2014 6:43 PM GMT
    I am lactose intolerant, so I usually buy soy milk or lactose-free cow milk.

    Someone recommended me to try almond milk, but when I read label, it said 1 gram of protein per serving. Milk and soy silk have 6-7 grams of protein. Because of that, I stick with soy and cow milk. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 21, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    almond milk >>>>> cow's milk.

    thumbs up, dude.
  • NoahBrookz

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    Dec 21, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
    LOVE Almond Milk. Great choice icon_biggrin.gif
  • BloodFlame

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    Dec 22, 2014 12:10 AM GMT
    Another fan of Almond milk here. It really is quite good.
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    Dec 22, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    I usually keep a case on hand, mostly for its longevity. If I run out of real milk, I can just pull one out of the pantry instead of driving to town before breakfast. And it's easy to keep on the boat.

    It always seems to have a lot of nasty residue at the bottom. Also not too good for steaming. And food cooks differently when it's used- eg omelettes won't brown and waffles need to bake much longer, won't brrown and come out much heavier. It takes some experimentation and adjustment.
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    Dec 22, 2014 3:24 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI usually keep a case on hand, mostly for its longevity. If I run out of real milk, I can just pull one out of the pantry instead of driving to town before breakfast. And it's easy to keep on the boat.

    It always seems to have a lot of nasty residue at the bottom. Also not too good for steaming. And food cooks differently when it's used- eg omelettes won't brown and waffles need to bake much longer, won't brrown and come out much heavier. It takes some experimentation and adjustment.

    Cooking and baking is one thing where my husband still uses real dairy product when required in a recipe. I myself don't cook at all.

    As a recipe cooked ingredient I can tolerate a bit of real milk, cream, butter or cheese. And I know restaurants cook with dairy products, as will our friends. If in doubt I have Lactaid tablets on hand.
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    Dec 22, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    I used to drink a lot of almond milk but now I drink coconut milk. Almond milk is easy to make yourself from fresh raw almonds though.
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    Dec 22, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    Radd saidI used to drink a lot of almond milk but now I drink coconut milk. Almond milk is easy to make yourself from fresh raw almonds though.

    What recipe do you use? I checked online but I found several variants.